75: St Moritz Engadin, Midsummer Skiing in Glencoe & The Ski Club of Great Britain
In Episode 75, Iain and his guests find out about St Moritz Engadin in Switzerland, mid-summer skiing in Scotland and the oldest ski club in the world – the Ski Club of Great Britain.
Iain was joined by Marijana Jakic from St. Moritz and James Gambrill, the new general manager at the Ski Club of Great Britain.
- 60% of our listeners are from the UK, with the other 40% spread across the globe
- Alex Irwin from 150 Days of Winter reported from the summer glacier in Tignes
- Alex Armand from Tip Top Ski Coaching reported from the glacier in Les 2 Alpes
- Steve Angus was on the glacier in Val d’Isère
- We featured skiing in Scotland in May in Episode 73
- Andy Meldrum is the owner of Glencoe, where he reported on their midsummer ski day
- If you’d like to know more about skiing in Scotland, can I suggest taking a listen to Episode 62, when we were joined by Trafford Wilson from Snowsport Scotland.
- We have over 100 episodes to catch up on, so if you’re a new listener, have a look on the website (www.theskipodcast.com), maybe look for a tag or category that takes your interest, from Crans Montana to Courchevel, Eddie the Eagle to Erna Low.
- Katie Crowe from Battleface Travel Insurance talked us through the current travel situation
- Cricket is still played on the St Moritz lake every winter
- Engadin is famous for hosting the Engadin Ski Marathon – the second largest cross country event in the world
- David Norris took part in the race in 2003 and 2004
- James Gambrill previously founded and managed LISTEX – the trade networking show for the snowsports industry~
- The SCGB is the oldest ski club in the world, founded in 1903 at the Cafe Royale in London
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